Pair to sky­dive in mem­ory of friend

Macclesfield Express - - EAST CHESHIRE HOSPICE -

WITH just a month to go, more than a dozen Cheshire folk are pre­par­ing to tackle their ul­ti­mate chal­lenge in the skies.

The 10,000 feet sky­dive, to raise funds for East Cheshire Hospice, has at­tracted the in­ter­est of 14 peo­ple of all ages.

In­cluded in the Satur­day, July 11, event will be grand­mother and grandaugh­ter, Grace Davies and Fee­bie Potts from Wilm­slow.

Fee­bie, 16, is look­ing for­ward to the jump af­ter spend­ing the last few weeks study­ing hard for her GCSE ex­ams. Both are jump­ing as a trib­ute to Grace’s life-long friend, Kath Lee, who died last Oc­to­ber.

Grace said: “When I vis­ited Kath in the hospice, we no­ticed the in­for­ma­tion about the sky­dive. My friend just said ‘go for it’ – so that’s what I’m do­ing.”

All parachutists will jump in tan­dem with a qual­i­fied in­struc­tor, jump­ing freefall for 30 sec­onds be­fore the parachute opens – a feat which holds no fear for Grace. She said: “I’m re­ally look­ing for­ward to it and have got a cam­era­man booked for the day to record ev­ery mo­ment of our jump.”

The Sky­dive Day takes place at the Black Knights Parachute Cen­tre near Lan­caster and is one of the high­lights of the fundrais­ing year for the hospice. Although places are limited, there are still some spa­ces avail­able. To se­cure a place email events@echos­pice.org.uk.

A £50 en­try fee is re­quired and the min­i­mum spon­sor­ship needed is £350. To reg­is­ter go toeastcheshire­hos­pice. org.uk/sky­dive­day

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